Pain Management

Whether it happens every day or not, pain can make it hard to get through the day. Learn about how to manage pain.

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Low Back Pain? Here’s How Your Brain Can Help

Old advice: Pain pills, high-tech tests, shots, and surgery. The latest science: Harness your brain, lace up your sneakers, and...


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How to Choose the Best Everyday Bag If You Have Back Pain

To prevent back pain, health experts offer tips for finding an everyday bag—such as a backpack, fanny pack, or handbag—that...


Are You A Back Cracker? These 8 Feel-Good Moves Actually Hurt Your Body

Hurts so good? More like hurts so bad. Here are some simple habits—like cracking your back—you should avoid.


12 Medical Reasons for Your Shoulder Pain

Medical reasons for shoulder pain can range widely. Here's what you need to know


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A Woman’s Lower Back Pain Turned Out to Be a Rare Disease

A woman exhibiting a fever and lower abdominal pain received a diagnosis that suggested her back pain was actually...


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How to Use Breathing Techniques to Control Chronic Pain

Medical experts share six powerful breathing techniques to help you cope with chronic pain and alleviate muscle tension and stress.


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Let’s Talk About Armpit Pain—Is It Normal or a Sign of Something Serious?

Armpit pain is a weird thing, especially because your mind goes to crazy places, like whoa, cancer! Here are the...


Woke Up With a Stiff Neck? Here’s What to Do Next

That stiff neck feeling is a literal pain in the neck. But luckily there are lots of ways to ease...

6 Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Really Work

If you have wrist pain or tingling, try these home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome. These carpel tunnel treatments...


7 Quick Ways to Get Rid of Pain on the Inside of the Knee

Don't put up with a constantly complaining joint. A physical therapist gives us her quick-fix tips for easing pain on...


10 Home Remedies for Muscle Soreness and Pain

Starting a new workout routine can seem like a daunting task, especially when you know you'll be sore after. Here's...


Neck Pain Causes: 7 Reasons Your Neck Hurts

Woke up with a stiff neck? These surprising factors may be responsible.


Woke Up with Back Pain? Here Are 10 Things You Must Do Next

You roll out of bed, ready to start your day when... ouch! What's that twinge in your back? Here's why...


5 Clear Signs Your Mystery Back Pain Is Actually Arthritis

A backache that won’t quit may not just be from shoveling, lifting too-heavy weights, or wearing too-high heels. These telltale...


If You Have Shoulder Blade Pain, Here’s What It Could Mean

Could it be sitting too much, your workout regimen—or something much more serious?


7 Silent Signs of a Herniated Disc You Could Be Ignoring

You may expect that your back is going to hurt, but leg weakness, foot pain, and hand numbness are also...

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10 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious

Backaches can be an annoyance—or they can sideline you for days. Here's how to tell if upper back pain is...


9 Times Ibuprofen Won’t Work—and Could Be Dangerous

Athletes call it "Vitamin I." Women with menstrual cramps depend upon it. But scientists are beginning to realize that ibuprofen...


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10 Signs Your Muscle Pain Is a Sign of Something Worse

Was it the weights you lifted at the gym? Or maybe your pillow is uncomfortable? Or could it be something...


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10 Pains You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Pain that signals a life-threatening condition is usually intense, starts abruptly, and is associated with a number of other symptoms...


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14 Medications Pain Doctors Try to Avoid

Prolonged use of certain pain medications may lead to serious side effects or addiction. Doctors vary in their advice, but...

Common Signs You Could Have a Torn Meniscus

What is that nagging knee pain? Doctors reveal most frequently seen torn meniscus symptoms and what exactly to do about...


6 Foods That Could Be Tied to Fibromyalgia Pain

Consider cutting these foods out of your diet now and your body may thank you for it later.


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45 Proven Remedies for Fast Pain Relief

Whether you stubbed your toe, are in the midst of a migraine, or are suffering from chronic pain, here's...


9 Best Moves to End Knee Pain

Here’s a mix of stretches that can save your knees: four that you can do anywhere, and five that use...


What Happens to Your Body When You Crack Your Back

The occasional "crack" of your back is fine, but doing it all the time, on purpose, may not be such...


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9 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually an Emergency

Medical experts reveal the signs and symptoms that indicate your back pain may actually be an emergency.